Historical Photos Gallery

Bowdoin College Collection
Photographs of the various Bowdoin College expeditions to Labrador.

Edith M. Howes Collection
Edith M. Howes Collection, The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College. Edith Howes was a nurse from New England working at the Battle Harbour Hospital in 1915. These slides are from Battle Harbour area and the Straits of Belle Isle.

Eva Luther Collection
Photographs from the Eva Luther Collection.

D.H. Talbot Collection
D.H. Talbot Collection, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa. D. H. Talbot was an attorney and an amateur naturalist who lived in Sioux City, Iowa. He took these photos on a trip to Labrador in 1882.

James Cotter Collection
These photographs belong to Pauline Mitsuk, who passed them along to us via Eva Luther.

The photographs have been attributed to James Laurence Cotter (b.1839, d. 1889), a Hudson's Bay Factor and photographer. Cotter is well-known for taking photographs of the area around Hudson's Bay, and for taking some of the first photographs of the Inuit of the Eastmain District at Little Whale River.

For details of Cotter's life, see http://www.biographi.ca/EN/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr =5443. More of Cotter's photographs can be viewed online at the McCord Museum: http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca.

Cotter's son and his family lived in St. Vital, and that is where the photographs were given to Ms. Mitsuk. The photos are in the public domain.

McCord Museum Collection
Historical photos of Labrador, by various authors, housed in the McCord Museum in Montreal .